Derek Dobachesky

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I knew Tame Impala was something great as soon as the guitars started building on top of the great bass line on "It Is Not Meant To Be." Totally psyched to see them play Boston Calling next month! Beck's playing too, should be a great show, though I feel bad for poor Sharon Van Etten having to open for those two acts; she's definitely gonna be the odd one out.
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April 16, 2015 on Watch Tame Impala Play The Epic “Let It Happen” On Conan
Good luck getting your hands on that CDR. No, but really, please don't track down the mail truck with that CDR and steal it so you can listen to it all to yourself while everyone else waits another 12+ years for a new Wrens album.
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April 9, 2015 on The Wrens’ New Album Is Done
That's deep, man. (No, really. It sounds interesting from a certain perspective, but not one I'm looking to experience.)
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April 9, 2015 on The National Announce A Lot Of Sorrow Box Set
They should've changed keys every half hour, going around the circle of fifths until they played in all 12 keys. That would at least make it sound like there was a dramatic shift occurring in a really long, single performance of a song.
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April 9, 2015 on The National Announce A Lot Of Sorrow Box Set
Maybe AnCo won't finish their album by the end of this year? Also, we can count on a new of Montreal album pretty much every year.
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April 7, 2015 on Frank Ocean’s New Album Will Be Out In July
I'm sure there's a reasonable discussion to be had about gender here regarding this song, but quoting a line without giving any context and angrily remarking "FUCK THAT" isn't really a great way to start it. Also, while I'm all for encouraging people to identify and express their gender/lack thereof however they want, I don't think trying to "explode masculinity" is a good approach. Clearly those who are/identify as masculine are responsible for a whole lot of negative attitudes towards those who aren't or are feminine (I've been the target of this more than a few times in spite of being a straight cismale), but I still don't think there's anything *inherently* wrong with being masculine--as long as your definition doesn't involve denigrating everyone else's gender identity/expression.
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April 6, 2015 on Tame Impala – “‘Cause I’m A Man”
I don't have a beard, am not *that* pale, and I ride for her, so what does that make me?
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April 6, 2015 on Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, Dev Hynes, & Ariel Rechtshaid Debut “All That” On SNL
Also, the harmonies on Dev Hynes songs always slay me. He should work with every decent female vocalist out there.
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April 6, 2015 on Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, Dev Hynes, & Ariel Rechtshaid Debut “All That” On SNL
Damn, that last chorus on "All That" when she lets loose with the falsetto is great!
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April 6, 2015 on Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, Dev Hynes, & Ariel Rechtshaid Debut “All That” On SNL
I rarely feel the need to take part in the "Your list is dumb, mine would be way better!" back-and-forth on these lists, but putting "Before Today" at 4 and "Pom Pom" at 7 is insultingly bad. Not to mention that "the black hole kiss-off 'Picture Me Gone'" is one of the most idiotic, thoughtlessly tossed-off summaries of a powerful, touching song I've ever seen.
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March 31, 2015 on House Arrest (2002)
"Magna Carta Holy Grail" will be available on vinyl via Third Man Records soon!
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
He sure isn't a businessman.
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
For example, Amazon has enormous revenues, but are investing such an enormous amount into expanding their business into new areas that they actually weren't profitable last year. They still made tons of money, but chose to reinvest it rather than keep it as profit. So profit isn't always a great indicator of how successful an enterprise is.
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
The claim of Spotify not being profitable can be misleading, though. I haven't examined their financial statements, but if they're investing money back into the company in order to grow it, they could still be generating more than enough revenue to make a profit, so it may be by choice that they're not profitable right now.
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
Changing the law so it doesn't do what it was specifically intended to do? Let's see what the actual words of the statute say once it's been amended, until then it stands. Plus, Indiana's Gov. Mike Pence defended the law yesterday and said he will not change it at all.
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March 31, 2015 on Wilco Cancel Indianapolis Show In Protest Of Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Great point bloccy. I saw a New York Times article yesterday about the backlash against this law which mentioned the Wilco show cancellation. They're certainly bringing attention to this hateful law, to an extent donating some money or saying some words never could do.
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March 31, 2015 on Wilco Cancel Indianapolis Show In Protest Of Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Was really, really hoping this would be a video. :-(
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March 27, 2015 on Download Last Night’s Björk Concert At NYC’s City Center
I hope he just walked into Nobu like it's Whole Foods.
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March 26, 2015 on The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?
Saying it sounds like he pulled a Slippin' Jimmy clearly *does* sound like victim-blaming though. On what grounds do you base that speculation? The fact that David Crosby is rich?
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March 24, 2015 on David Crosby Drives Into Jogger At 55 MPH
The wording of that first sentence--"obviously very upset that he *accidentally hit anyone*"--sounds like some callous PR bullshit. I guess at least his publicist didn't say, "David Crosby would like to apologize to anyone who may have been injured while he was driving his vehicle yesterday. It was never his intention to collide his vehicle into anyone, pedestrian or otherwise, and he apologizes if any injuries were sustained while operating his vehicle."
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March 24, 2015 on David Crosby Drives Into Jogger At 55 MPH